Viola Davis and the late, great Chadwick Boseman turn in impressive performances in George C. Wolfe’s vibrant adaptation of the August Wilson play.
Steve McQueen’s anthology about Black life in London has its low point in a truncated biopic about the acclaimed British author.
Caleb McLaughlin and Idris Elba star in this promising directorial debut about modern-day cowboys.
Regina King’s directorial debut delivers a resonant message through a phenomenal cast and thought-provoking screenplay.
Dawn Porter offers up a heartfelt, accessible tribute to one of Congress’ most stalwart Civil Rights leaders.
IFC’s irreverently absurd Soul Train pastiche returns for a one-off special as inventive as it is occasionally overlong.
Channing Godfrey Peoples makes her debut with an emotional, inspiring tale of the complicated roads Black women must walk in America.
Spike Lee explores the painful history of Blackness in American warfare with this lengthy, but gripping, Vietnam epic.
Isaac Julien’s British coming-of-age drama centers Black and Queer people in all their complexities.
Lambasted at the time for not being direct enough about race, HBO’s animated short takes on new significance in a post-BLM America.
The star of Chewing Gum returns with a riveting new series that illuminates society’s indictment of Black bodies.
In the wake of the series finale, we look back on what made Viola Davis’ character so iconic.
Annie Silverstein’s delicate, uncompromising drama uses the subculture of Black rodeo to paint an aching picture of loss, time and poverty.
Spike Lee’s Kickstarted remake of Ganja & Hess is more interesting than its negative reception belies.
Spike Lee’s filmed version of the Broadway rock musical captures the immediacy of the show in his own imitable style.
Mary Mazzio’s inspirational sports doc is as empowering as it is occasionally muddled.
Black cinema (and American cinema as a whole) hasn’t been the same since the release of Spike Lee’s revolutionary New York drama.
Spike Lee’s third film is a caustic, exuberant exploration of the politics of race in the ’80s, from colorism to the effectiveness of activism.